Kolkata: Violence erupted in Kolkata after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and workers clashed with Kolkata Police during the BJP’s protest march to Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) demanding CBI probe over the fake vaccination camp in the city.
West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh said that they were holding silent protest against the vaccination camp when the police attacked them at Central Avenue.
“We were doing symbolic protest against the fake vaccination camp which ransacked crores of rupees from people. We were stopped by police at several locations on our way to Subodh Mullick Sqaure. Several MLAs and MPs were arrested and the police turned extremely violent”, said Dilip Ghosh also mentioning that few cadres got seriously injured in the clash and were admitted in SSKM hospital.
Ghosh also claimed that despite adequate vaccines is being sent by BJP led Central government, the TMC government is playing with the lives of people.
“This government came to power in last two months and the law and order situation has deteriorated hugely and as an opposition party we were protesting against the current situation and want the state government to work for the people or else the BJP will continue with their agitation programs”, mentioned Ghosh.
Former national secretary of the saffron camp Rahul Sinha alleged that crores of rupees had been laundered in the fake vaccination camp.
BJP MLA and Women wing president Agnimitra Paul who was arrested during the program said that the TMC heavyweights who were involved with the fake jab camp are not being arrested.
“The corrupted people and TMC heavyweights are not being arrested but those who are trying to stand by people are being heckled and arrested”, said the Asansol MLA.
Notably, on July 4, the police had sent a letter to BJP for cancellation of their program, denying permission during the pandemic. The sources also confirmed that extra forces will be deployed and special vigil will be kept at BJP offices so that the saffron camp doesn’t get a chance to hold their program.